From the KMTS News Room:

    • News COL RIVER DISTRICT TESTIFIES AGAINST WATER BILL Denver—The Colorado River Water Conservation District is very concerned about a water bill that was approved by a Senate committee Monday. Senate Bill 183 would require a water judge when he or she decrees a water right, to quantify the actual historical consumptive use during wet years, dry years ...
    • News C-DOT’S “BUSTANG” DELAYED Glenwood Springs—People anxious to check out the new I-70 corridor buses will have to wait a little longer.  C-DOT has decided to delay the so-called “Bustang” until May or June.  The service connecting Glenwood Springs to Denver was supposed to begin next month but there’s still some work to do before it’s ready ...
    • News ASPEN (AP) – Dozens of teens and young adults caught in an underage drinking and marijuana sting at the X Games in Aspen are facing the legal consequences. An unprecedented operation by Colorado Department of Revenue agents combined with actions by local police led to the issuance of 126 tickets during January's event, more than ...
    • Colorado Senators Introduce Anti-Shutdown Resolution DENVER (AP) – Colorado's U.S. senators have joined across party lines to try to derail government shutdowns. Democrat Michael Bennet and Republican Cory Gardner introduced their “Shutdown Accountability Resolution” Thursday calling for votes to be held regularly during any shutdown until a bill reopening government is signed. If lawmakers don't show up for votes, the sergeant ...
    • Glenwood Shell is Closed for Good Wednesday, March 11th at 3:03 pm, the last in a long line of loyal customers filled up with gas at one of Glenwood Springs’ most visible businesses. Whether it was I-70 Chevron, Amoco, BP or Glenwood Shell, the 24-hour, full service station was one of the first places you ‘d see getting on or off the ...
    • News CARBONDALE MAN CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER Glenwood Springs—The Carbondale  man who confessed to killing his wife after he was hurt in a crash  last month near Roaring Fork High School has been formally charged with first-degree murder. 46-year-old Arturo Navarrete-Portillo was charged Tuesday in Garfield County District Court.He is accused in the Feb. 16 stabbing ...
    • News CARBONDALE MOM PLEADS GUILTY TO POISONING DAUGHTERS Glenwood Springs—She put rat poison in smoothies for her daughters and herself one day last summer.  Her 8 and 11 year old girls survived and now 33 year old Maria Alvarado-Gomez is facing time in prison.  The Carbondale woman avoided a charge of attempted first degree murder by pleading ...
    • News Carbondale—When he gets of the hospital, he’ll go straight to jail for first degree murder.  46 year old Arturo Portillo of Carbondale is suspected of stabbing his wife to death February 16th before rear-ending an empty cattle truck on Highway 133 near Roaring Fork High School.  Portillo suffered serious injuries that morning and while being ...
    • CDOT Encourages Drivers to Stay off Mountain Roads Tonight STATEWIDE — The storms have picked up and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is encouraging drivers to stay off roads where possible.  Weather forecasts anticipate heavy snowfall through midnight.  CDOT has deployed crews around the state, with up to 200 plows in the Front Range from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs. Crews across the state ...
    • News Glenwood Springs—The Colorado Department of Transportation wants to reach out to commuters when the new Grand Avenue Bridge is replaced in the spring of 2017.  C-DOT is in the early stages of putting together of an aggressive public relations campaign to keep people informed about road and street closures and detours during the 90 day ...

    From the KMTS Sports Desk:

    • SPORTS, AUGUST 31ST PHOENIX (AP) – Miguel Montero and Justin Upton each homered and drove in three runs, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 9-4 Tuesday night to tie a team record with their 11th home win in a row. The National League West-leading Diamondbacks have won eight consecutive overall, their longest streak since 2008, and the home streak matches the mark ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 30TH High School Softball Rifle–The Rifle Lady Bears will host Delta this afternoon at 4 o'clock at Cooper Field. Grand Valley welcomes the Grand Junction Central JV squad for a game. High School Football Glenwood Springs–The new rankings from the Denver Post are out and in 3A, the Glenwood Demons are ranked second behind Vista Ridge. ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 29TH High School Football Aspen–The Aspen Skiers defeated the visiting Delta Panthers in a zero week match up of 2A and 3A schools 35 to 12. Freshman sensation quarterback Tucker Bierne threw for four touchdown passes in his varsity debut. Elsewhere in high school football… The defending 2A state champion Olathe Pirates pounded the Steamboat ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 26TH High School Football Aspen–The 2011 season kicks off tonight in Aspen as the Skiers host the Delta Panthers in a match up of 2A and 3A Western Slope programs. You can catch the game live on KMTS. Kick off is set for 7 O'clock. Battlement Mesa–The annual Garfield County Sheriff's Auxiliary ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 25TH High School Golf Gypsum–The Eagle Valley Invitational is being played today in Gypsum. Battlement Mesa–The annual Garfield County Sheriff's Auxiliary Golf Tournament will tee off this Saturday at the Battlement Mesa Golf Course. The foursome scramble is fundraiser for the Sheriff's Auxiliary. Glenwood Springs–The 3rd annual Derbs Softball Tournament will be played September 16th and the ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 24TH CYC–USA PRO CYCLING CHALLENGE GUNNISON, Colo. – The second stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge will take the field 130.2 miles Wednesday (Aug. 24) from Gunnison to Vail, Colo. The stage includes the ascents of Cottonwood Pass and Monitor Pass, both situated at more than 12,000 feet. Stage 2 is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., with an estimated finish ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 23RD Rifle–Clayton Crawford of the Aspen Skiers shot a four under par 68 to win the Rifle Invitational at Rifle Creek yesterday. Crawford led the Skiers to the team title. Rifle's Danny Bartels and Ty Caron both tied for second with a score of 77. The Bears came in second ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 22ND DENVER (AP) – Kevin Millwood pitched seven strong innings for his first big league win in nearly a year and Seth Smith hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh, leading the Colorado Rockies past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 to snap a string of 17 consecutive Sunday losses. The Rockies hadn't won on a Sunday since beating the Chicago Cubs ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 19TH High School Golf Montrose–The Rifle Bears took third place in yesterday's Montrose Invitational at the Bridges Golf Club. The Bear's top golfer was Danny Bartels who finished in a four way tie for third place with a 3-over-par 74. Aspen's Jesse Beetham won the tournament. Glenwood Springs–Several local high school football teams will ...
    • SPORTS, AUGUST 18TH High School Golf Montrose–The Aspen Skiers captured the team title at yesterday's Black Canyon Tournament. Clayton Crawford shot an even-par 70 to tie Triston Quigley of Rifle for second place. In the team standings, Rifle took 5th place. High School Football Denver–The Denver Post has released it's pre-season rankings for 2011. In ...